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The world of human memory is a fascinating, enigmatic and complex subject. From the methods needed to transform short-term information into long-term memories, to what foods can help to boost memory …

The world of human memory is a fascinating, enigmatic and complex subject. From the methods needed to transform short-term information into long-term memories, to what foods can help to boost memory performance, there’s no shortage of viable information out there for the curious.

However, when it comes to overcoming forgetfulness, there’s seems to be a gap in the information that neurological experts have presented to us. Why is it so easy to forget short-term information? Why are some memories preserved while others are not? And why does the brain forget information that we try so hard to hold on to?

Whether you’ve dealt with occasional bouts of forgetfulness or you’re renowned for your ability to lose track of things, not to worry: you’re about to discover the top tips you need to overcome forgetfulness once and for all!

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  • 1. Overcoming Forgetfulness
  • 2. The world of human memory is a fascinating, enigmatic and complex subject. From the methods needed to transform short-term information into long-term memories, to what foods can help to boost memory performance, there’s no shortage of viable information out there for the curious.
  • 3. However, when it comes to overcoming forgetfulness, there’s seems to be a gap in the information that neurological experts have presented to us. Why is it so easy to forget short-term information? Why are some memories preserved while others are not? And why does the brain forget information that we try so hard to hold on to?
  • 4. Whether you’ve dealt with occasional bouts of forgetfulness or you’re renowned for your ability to lose track of things, not to worry: you’re about to discover the top tips you need to overcome forgetfulness once and for all!
  • 5. What Causes Forgetfulness? While there isn’t one primary cause of memory loss, there are plenty of reasons why you’re not as able to hold on to information as you used to be.
  • 6. For example, if you suffer from severe headaches or migraines, you probably suffer from what’s known as a migraine “stupor”. This sensation of forgetfulness occurs at both the onset and in the aftermath of a particularly strong headache, leaving the sufferer feeling dazed and confused.
  • 7. Heavy drug and alcohol use can also affect the brain’s ability to improve memory. Heavy marijuana users often report difficulty recalling information and memories, which is a direct result of hallucinogenic properties contained within this drug.
  • 8. Additionally, an excess of alcohol can cause permanent damage to brain cells, resulting in the user’s inability to remember significant dates, events and facts.
  • 9. Physical disease can often be the source of a particularly severe case of forgetfulness. Alzheimer’s is often the first conclusion that older individuals tend to jump to when they can’t recall certain memories; however, there are often other symptoms that should be looked at as well.
  • 10. For example, hypothyroidism has often been attributed to lapses in remembering, as the hormones produced by the thyroid gland are vital in keeping the brain active, alert and healthy.
  • 11. On a similar note, menopause can often wreak havoc with our memory skills, as the sudden fluctuation in hormones have been observed to influence the brain’s ability to retain and recall information.
  • 12. Finally, major head injuries or traumas can often cause lapses in the human memory. However, while this may be a favorite storyline for movies and television shows, forgetfulness that’s been caused by such occurrences is much less common than the other causes we’ve just explored.
  • 13. Brain Exercises for Overcoming Forgetfulness So now that you know what causes forgetfulness, how can you overcome those frustrating moments when you just can’t seem to remember anything?
  • 14. The answer’s simple: give your mind a workout with plenty of brain exercises!
  • 15. Think about it this way – when our bodies need to get in shape, we start eating more healthily, hitting the gym more often and looking after ourselves. The same mantra goes for your mind; if you want to improve memory, then you’ll need to arm yourself with the best brain fitness out there!
  • 16. But you don’t need to buy complicated games or computer software that promises to increase your mental activity to Stephen Hawking’s level; instead, you can flex your mental muscles with these powerful, effective and simple memory games.
  • 17. Newspaper Games. If you haven’t picked up a Sudoku or crossword puzzle habit yet, then it’s about time you did. Studies have shown that regular brain exercises such as numeric puzzles and crosswords can significantly boost memory performance, including the ability to recall and retain important information.
  • 18. Additionally, people who make these newspaper games a part of their morning ritual often report feeling more mental clarity and agility throughout their daily routine – no caffeine required!
  • 19. Puzzles and Board Games. If you’re a fan of board games, then you’ll really love this fact: neurological experts have shown that board games and jigsaw puzzles can help our brains to increase concentration and even improve our ability to focus on the smaller details.
  • 20. However, the quality of the board game or jigsaw puzzle made a big difference in the study’s results; after all, your brain won’t get much benefit from a 30-piece puzzle as opposed to a 5,000-piece puzzle!
  • 21. Trivia. Put your local coffee shop’s trivia nights to good use, because these fun games have been proven to boost memory recall, as well as our ability to transform short-term information into long-term memory. So if you’ve got a vast ocean of knowledge about your favorite 80s sitcoms or know the middle name of every movie star since the 1950s, then make trivia night a weekly habit!
  • 22. Brain Food that Makes You Brighter Our mental agility and clarity can also be greatly improved by our quality of diet. Foods that are high in fat and sugar – like those dreaded processed foods – can have a huge impact in our brain’s ability to remember, which is why children who eat unhealthy diets often report having the most trouble with schoolwork and tests.
  • 23. If you want to fuel your mind with the right kind of brain food, then make sure that your diet gets plenty of these powerful superfoods:
  • 24. • Blueberries. A recent study by the University of Tufts reported that blueberry extract can significantly improve short term memory retention. So if you’re studying for a test or just want to ensure you won’t forget anyone’s name at that big networking event, stock up on these little blue wonders!
  • 25. • Fish. The oil found in fish is comprised of omega-3 fatty acids, which is like premium fuel for the mind. Get at least three servings of fish each week, and your memory will be back on track in no time.
  • 26. • Tomatoes. There’s plenty of evidence that shows that lycopene – the main antioxidant in a tomato – is instrumental in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, two major diseases that rob us of our most treasured memories.
  • 27. Your memory the most valuable function your brain has – make sure that you protect it by overcoming forgetfulness with these powerful brain exercises and foods!
  • 28. Get 10 free expert tips on improving memory. Click on the link now and get the report. Powerful Ways to Sharpen Your memory